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The End of Journalism As We Knew It

Thu, 2016-09-08 21:36
I grew up listening to Walter Cronkite giving the evening news. The feeling of trust that some version of what had happened in the country and the world had been delivered was definitely there. I’m stuck in O’Hare and listening to CNN now. Wolf Blitzer interviewed a pair of Trump supporters trying to bolster Trump’s… Read More »
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EpiPen Pricing Defended by Shkreli

Thu, 2016-08-25 05:20
Martin Shkreli, pharmaceutical patent scavenger, did an interview with CBS and defended Mylan Corp’s inflated pricing of their EpiPen product. “This particular drug is a necessity for some people,” Nair said. “Yeah sure, that’s great – but I think important medicine should be expensive because they’re valuable,” said Martin Shkreli. The former pharmaceutical chief gained… Read More »
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Repeating the Message: Evidence of Multiple Sound Sources in the Bottlenose Dolphin

Sat, 2016-08-13 02:31
A colleague of mine called me this evening to recount a disturbing incident at the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life conference recently held in Dublin, Ireland. A high-profile researcher there apparently asserted that bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) only have a single sound source, specifically calling out research I was part of as having been… Read More »
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The DI Celebrates 20 Years of Gaming the System

Thu, 2016-08-11 15:09
The Discovery Institute’s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture has a post celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first closed, ID-only conference, which led to the book, “Mere Creation”. They spend a chunk of the article saying how they have deployed rhetoric to get things done, another chunk complaining that people actually disagreed… Read More »
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Sale

Sat, 2016-08-06 15:08
Amazon has a sale going for the Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 14-42mm kit lens at $400. This is about $300 less than usual pricing. My friend Elke has one of these, and essentially it provides the usual excellent Olympus imaging experience with a slightly different approach to an interface than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 I… Read More »
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Wireless Photo Transfer

Sat, 2016-07-16 15:24
I’ve got cameras, and I’ve got computers, and sometimes I’d like the camera I’m using to talk to a computer. Newer cameras are often equipped with Wifi capabilities of various sorts. I’m going to discuss some of what I’ve done and a new gizmo I’m trying out. Like many photographers, I’ve used the Eye-Fi SD… Read More »
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